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Kiln and mill examinations are carried out in order to gather data on the performance and to validate warranty performance data such as the output, the energy consumption, input/output ratio or the effciency. They also provide a reliable foundation for the optimisation of individual operational system components, the cement quality, the reduction of emissions levels and for assessment of material cycles and coating formations.

Learning outcomes

  • Calculate energy and mass-balances at cement kilns according to VDZ procedure (energy and mass-balances: Vt10)
  • Plan and conduct kiln trials to gather data for energy and mass balances at cement kilns)
  • Understand measurement and sampling techniques for kiln trials at basic level
  • Conduct examinations to optimize mill operation according to VDZ procedure

Target group

  • Production personnel
  • Control room operators
  • Young engineers


  • Basics of conducting balances
  • Planning, organisation and realisation of plant examinations
  • Introduction into calculation of energy and mass balances
  • Introduction into measuring techniques
  • Case studies: Calculate an energy balance of a cyclone preheater plant, mass balance of a cyclone preheater
  • Effcient mill operation (Ball mill; Roller press; VRM)
  • Examinations of cement mills (focus on ball mills)
  • Case studies: Ball mill examinations / audits
  • Discussion of participants’ specific questions and problems
  • Plant visit


  • Presentaions, interactive exercises
  • Class room training
  • Site visit


The training is led by highly skilled and experienced engineers.


Upon successful completion of the training course the participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

How to find VDZ

Toulouser Allee 71
40476 Düsseldorf

From DUS Airport

6 minutes
from Düsseldorf airport take the S1 in the direction of Solingen;
from Düsseldorf Airport Terminal with the S11 towards Bergisch Gladbach;
in each case as far as the Düsseldorf-Derendorf stop

12 minutes
by taxi

From Central Station

6 minutes
take the S 1 in the direction of Duisburg or Dortmund;
with the S 6 in the direction of Essen;
with the S 11 in the direction of Düsseldorf Airport Terminal;
in each case as far as the Düsseldorf-Derendorf stop

15 minutes
by taxi

Arrival by car

Please note: The only reasonable way to reach us by car is from the north via the B1 (Heinrich-Erhardt-Straße). From there, you can turn towards the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf (HSD) into Toulouser Allee and follow this street for about 500 m until you reach the entrance to the new VDZ building (Toulouser Allee 71, 40476 Düsseldorf) on the south side of the building.

Are you interested in the training programme?

Register for the event now.

2.500,- € per participant


„Energy Balances and Efficiency“
05.10. - 09.10.2020

2.500,- €

Person to contact

Do you have questions regarding this course?

Julia Volchkova

+49-211-45 78-402

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